Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 96
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tom Great for tight spaces and easy to assemble
Super easy to assemble and install the ladder itself.
The hatch was a different story. The hinges are very small and wouldn't fit well for me when following their installation instructions because I have a plaster ceiling. In the end I was able to mount the hatch higher up in the ceiling opening and attach the hinges to the studs. I also mounted a wire rope on the back of the hatch for security as the hatch is above our bed and the hinges felt a bit weak.
Werner also does seem to have some quality assurance issues: The first ladder I purchased was bent so I had to go back to the store and have it replaced. The second one had a few non-essential parts missing so I never bothered replacing it.
October 12, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Xavaria Good Value
Easy to install and use. Priced right and less bulky than pull down attic stairs. Trusted name in ladders.
September 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LAP Great for a smaller entry to attic.
Stairs are sturdy and easy to get up and down. We made the opening 30" x 30" to allow for easier access when getting things in and out of the attic. We did not have a lot of space to work with and these stairs worked out great.
September 21, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by John Fair Value and it works
I had a small place to put the attic ladder and this was the only one that would fit. It had to be small and had to be light weight. It is that. Considering that I hope I don't go into the attic often, this product should last for a long time. It is not heavy duty but just right for my application. I am satisfied with the product and would recommend it for a tight access hatch into the attic.
August 23, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ml Good size
Good product, but installation was somewhat difficult and time consuming.
August 23, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HomePro Exactly what we needed
This Werner Compact Attic Ladder is great when you have limited access space to your attic. The ladder is narrow and light but still feels solid when I'm standing on it. I'm challenging the 250 max... I like the handrail but am thinking about removing it as it does block some of my access opening. I might also remove the upper stop tabs so the ladder top sits more flush with the attic floor. Will decide on these adjustments after I bring up a couple boxes and tubs. Make sure to use 3/4 plywood around the attic floor opening where you will attach the ladder. You will appreciate the extra support it give. Overall, it is pretty simple to assemble and install. As other reviews noted, it was a bit challenging to distinguished between the various sized nuts, bolts and screws without having a metric ruler. That is the only reason I gave it 4 out of 5 stars...
February 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PDM Perfect for my smaller than standard attic opening!
Instructions were clear and easy to follow. Installation was pretty straight forward. Works perfect for my 24" x 28" attic opening. Pulls down and stows easily and operates smoothly.
July 5, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ARQT Good buy for loft access
I bought this ladder to access the loft of my new garden shed. It's great. Needed a few pieces removed since it wasn't going to be used for attic access but so much cheaper than buying a dock ladder or building steps.
June 14, 2016